20080613

5-4. Still standing

Guantanamo prisoners have a right for justice, ruled the Supreme Court. Habeas Corpus still means something in Bush's Amerika.
But that was a close call : 5-4.
And there were a lot of comments from both sides.
From Justice Anthony Kennedy, this sound and relevant comment : "Liberty and security can be reconciled and in our system they are reconciled within the framework of the law."
For Justice (?) Antonin Scalia, this ruling is an "incursion into military affairs".
And from the 4 Justices (?) who voted against the ruling (the same Scalia + Samuel A. Alito Jr, Clarence Thomas, and Chief Justice (?) John G. Roberts Jr, Dubya's latest pick), this written comment, a clear incursion into political affairs : "America is at war with radical Islamists"..
Amazing.
US voters should definitely make sure John McCain is not elected.
And the 5 last defensors of genuine Justice in their country should definitely watch for their health until next spring.

20080608

Back up

HRC did more than expected in her speech. She even preventively kicked some a.. attention her own supporters :

"So I want to say to my supporters, when you hear people saying – or think to yourself – “if only” or “what if,” I say, “please don’t go there.” Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward.
Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been." *


More than a graceful exit, it was an exit with punch and stamina. The fighter lost, but still standing on both feet.

Hillary will not become president unless Obama picks her up as a Veep and gets a RFK treatment. She still has a date with History. Byrd's dear Teddy may not be the last lion after all...


* The speech :
http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/speech/view/?id=7903
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